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1.5M Michigan workers would benefit from $15 minimum wage bill teed...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is poised to pass landmark legislation that would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and could...

Gov. signs measure aimed at reducing Lake Erie phosphorus

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday that outlines how Michigan agencies will work to meet their goal of reducing phosphorus levels in...

Climate change study: Detroit heat wave deaths could outpace some southern...

Updated, 4:39 p.m. Detroit is on track to suffer more extreme heat-related deaths than some southern cities such as Houston, Atlanta and Phoenix due to...

AG’s office files brief against GOP legislative maneuver on minimum wage,...

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in calling on the court system to outlaw the “adopt and amend” tactic that...

Bill reintroduced mandating insurance coverage for birth control

A state senator introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at protecting the federal mandate that requires insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs. State Sen. Winnie Brinks...

Exclusive: During Juneteenth and Pride, Whitmer stresses importance of her diverse...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared Wednesday “Juneteenth Celebration Day” after kicking off festivities with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at Lansing Community College last week. The governor...

Column: Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities —...

The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent...

Gov. files brief opposing Legislature’s 2018 move to ‘adopt and amend’...

Updated, 8:16 p.m. with brief from Democratic legislators Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office filed a brief today opposing the “adopt and amend” maneuver the GOP-led Legislature...

New: Nessel joins AGs urging U.S. Senate to take up election...

The U.S. Senate must act to protect the 2020 elections from interference, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and attorneys general from 21 states said...

U.S. Senate panel OKs deadline for setting toxic chemical drinking water...

A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday approved a measure that would compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an expedited drinking water limit...

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